Texas Christian University Welcomes Its Youngest Freshman Ever!

By Meera Dolasia on August 31, 2013

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On Monday, August 26th, over 1,500 freshman made their way to Texas Christian University's beautiful campus for the first day of a four-year journey, one from where they will all emerge as adults. The only exception? Carson Huey-You who will not even be eligible to drive when he graduates because he happens to be only eleven years old!

What's even more amazing is that the University's youngest student ever, was only ten-years old when he was accepted. And while it may surprise all of us, it doesn't seem to faze Carson or his family. His mother says she realized that she may have a unique child when the young boy started reading chapter books at the age of two. By three the then homeschooled genius had mastered basic math concepts like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

When he turned five, his mother decided to enroll him in a private school. But instead of heading to kindergarten he went straight to eighth grade. By the age of ten, the school as well as Carson's mother decided that that he may be ready for University. Given that the young boy was graduating from Grapevine's Accommodated Learning Academy with a 4.0 GPA and had scored a cumulative score of 1770 on his SAT with a 620 in math, there was very little the dean of admissions at Texas Christian University could argue about. Of course the fact that the young boy was assertive in his interview, did not hurt either.

As you have probably guessed, the young boy who dreams of becoming a quantum physicist and earn his Ph.D. before he turns 20, is not wasting this opportunity with easy classes. His roster for the first semester comprises of calculus, physics, history and religion. The young boy who speaks almost fluent Mandarin Chinese and is a self-taught pianist, has also joined some school clubs. And incase you think that the Carson is all work and no play, the Minecraft fan loves to hang out with his friends and play basketball and football. He also loves MythBusters and is an avid Star Wars fan!

But if you think all these achievements result in Carson getting special treatment at home, think again. His mother is quite accustomed to hanging around geniuses, because believe it or not, her younger, seven-year old son also happens to be one. Already in eighth grade, he is on the track to become a freshman in less than five years, just before he turns 13 - Pretty amazing!

Resources: austin.culturemap.com, news.yahoo.com

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  • artjunkie
    artjunkie8/22/2014
    It would be weird to be in 8th grade and have a five year old in your class.....
    • mordachi
      mordachi8/20/2014
      Cooooooooooooool
      • bobob7/27/2014
        so cool i love mincraft
        • haru
          haru7/26/2014
          i wonder how he got that smart in such a short amount of time...i would love to see and figure out how his brain works...that will be so cool...maybe he will be the next Einstein ^w^
          • sophia7/11/2014
            I think he will become a scientist
            • reagan
              reagan6/14/2014
              When I graduate college I will be 17.
              • bookwormbuddy
                bookwormbuddy6/12/2014
                So many family's are genetically different! I want to be one of them!!! I would love being super intelligent with physics and nanotechnology! Also, yay - he likes star wars! I'm a girl but I'm still like it!
                • reagan
                  reagan6/14/2014
                  I love star wars too. Who is your favorite character?
                • calebbutter
                  calebbutter6/12/2014
                  Even geniuses like minecraft
                  • buttercaleb
                    buttercaleb6/12/2014
                    you mean likes
                    • calebbutter
                      calebbutter6/16/2014
                      No me I mean even a genius likes minecraft
                      • calebbutter
                        calebbutter6/16/2014
                        I'm arguing with myself ha
                  • edmodo-jqesflmtap
                    He is a smart boy!
                    • myaillert
                      myaillert5/20/2014
                      lucky

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